Music Beats in Your Helmet

The Beats go on…  We wear helmets, gloves, boots, Kevlar, goggles, leather, armour, goggles, but hey… what about our ears? How do you go about protecting them? At high speeds, the ambient wind noise-level reaches over 100dB. It can sound high-pitched, be annoying, distracting and over time… damaging. Do you use protective earplugs, noise-cancelling plugs or add to the noise …

How to Crash

Firstly, a sincere dedication to Leon Cupit, a great man, much respected by many and a very experienced motorcyclist who was a huge supporter for all things and people within the world of motorcycling. He had the whackiest sense of humour and wrote terrific books on staying alive, riding some of the most dangerous roads in Australia… within Tasmania and …

Choosing the Right Motorcycle Helmet

Fifty-dollar Head… Fifty-dollar Helmet…  A guide to buying a motorcycle helmet, Safety and performance of a helmet is foremost. Helmet law, riders should look for a label saying the helmet is compliant with either AS 1698:1988 or AS/NZS 1698:2006 Australian/New Zealand Safety Standards or NZS 5430 and UNECE 22.05 the European equivalent, which is allowed in Australia. It is also legal …

Winter Motorcycle Layering

Brrrrr…  feelin’ frosty Humidity 85%, 38o C in the shade, storms, hail, sweaty, soggy, socks and hair, every available jacket vent open; aahhhhh the joys of riding through a south-east Queensland summer. Without warning, the Riding Gods flick the switch and suddenly it’s 13o C and downright nippily. Okay, for those of you who ride where winter means snow, black …

Get off the Couch Otago NZ

GEEZ… I wish I’d stayed on the couch Are you excited? Are you amped? It’s ride weekend! The bike needs a run; I need a run, I’m pumped. Suddenly I’m wondering if my ride companions would be terribly perturbed if I curled up under that couch blanket and imitated a cushion for the day. Why is this? Why do I …